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Steak seems to have stuck right in the center of chest. Any help?

hello, I had dinner a few hours ago and i started choking on some steak,maybe took a bite too big as I was unable to wash it down without having to get sick.I have got sick little bits the last while but cant seem to get the steak up as it feels too big coming back up my throat to spit out.i cant drink any water now either without having to get sick.almost feels like its stuck right in the centre of my chest .any help on this would be greatly appreciated thanks, Kevin.
Asked On : Fri, 14 Dec 2012
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Aug 2013
hello and welcome to HCM,

I have understood your concern regarding a piece of steak stuck in your throat.

It seems likely that the piece would have injured your throat while you were swallowing and that is why you are getting the feeling when you drink water.
In most of the times the piece would have been swallowed but while swallowing it would have injured the throat and make you feel that something is still stuck there.
You may start a bland diet consisting of plenty of fluids and may be milk to reduce the irritation. You may also start an antibiotic like amox-clav after food for five days along with pantoprazole before food for two weeks in addition to any routine pain killer. Your general practitioner will know about these.

Avoid spicy, oily and hot food and also do not take alcohol at least for a week or so

If your symptoms persists then you may need to perform an upper GI endoscopy to be more clear and sure of your problem

take care and get well soon

Dr Sriram Nathan
Answered: Sat, 31 Aug 2013
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